Why does it seem Star Trek has not really taken off in France?

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by childofdarkness, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. Snaploud

    Snaploud Admiral Admiral

    Jul 5, 2001
    Rhode Island, USA
    They are obviously repulsed by the idea that Great Britain takes over France sometime in the future (politically and/or culturally). It's the equivalent of a futuristic American starship captain talking in a German accent.
  2. Mysterion

    Mysterion Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jun 28, 2001
    Suburban Mos Eisley
    Sure: as organized as the Germans are, they're anarchists compared to the Swiss.
  3. Captain Gandalf

    Captain Gandalf Commodore Commodore

    Apr 12, 2005
    That's correct; I never understood why they are called french fries in the States, since they were invented right here in Belgium.

    As to why Star Trek has not taken off in France, I guess one reason has a lot to do with French chauvinism, and another reason is that the show loses something in the translation (hey, they even change the themesong of many American tv-series. You should hear what they did to Dallas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=badRuS2emc0 ).

    Before you click on the link, I must warn you : the french dallas-theme sounds really, really awful!
  4. Count Zero

    Count Zero No nation but procrastination Moderator

    Mar 19, 2005
    European Union
    I think it's because they originally had a French name, just like here in Germany.

    :lol: That's great.
  5. childofdarkness

    childofdarkness Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Aug 10, 2009
    Big D, TX
    Ah, I didn't realize that it wasn't even shown there until '82. That certainly makes sense. Thanks, Steve Roby, for the info and the bit from the French wiki.
  6. QuasarVM

    QuasarVM Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Oct 30, 2008
    They don't surrender enough in Star Trek?

    Just a guess...